Monopole pair production in compact U(1)

Jay Fineberg

Department of Nuclear Physics, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel

Received 14 February 1985.  Available online 16 October 2002.


We use the compact U(1) theory formulated on a euclidean lattice to calculate the strength of electromagnetic coupling to magnetic monopoles. We find that the coupling strength goes as exp(−π/α).